okay, a quick defenition plz

Page 1 of 1

2 Replies - 1196 Views - Last Post: 19 August 2001 - 03:50 AM

#1 capty99  Icon User is offline

  • i am colt mccoy
  • member icon

Reputation: 98
  • View blog
  • Posts: 10,081
  • Joined: 26-April 01

okay, a quick defenition plz

Posted 18 August 2001 - 06:21 PM

what exactly are php and css. and what are they used for? thx.
Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: okay, a quick defenition plz

#2 codeman  Icon User is offline

  • w3c fanatic

Reputation: 3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,190
  • Joined: 13-August 01

Re: okay, a quick defenition plz

Posted 18 August 2001 - 07:41 PM

Well, I don't know much about PHP but I do know about CSS.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.  CSS allows you to configure any feature of any object in a webpage.  If you want, for instance, to make every single heading on your page be with blue text, and be Ariel, and be a size of 3 and be italisized and bold and underlined then it would get annoying having to do the <font> thing every time.  But with CSS you do it once in the head tag and with a simple CLASS element your savin' tons of coding time.  It's really simple.  You could do that with a table too.  Check out Dream in Code's Style Sheet in the HTML.  It's been linked to.  Here's the addy, you have to download it then open it in notepad or something.  http://www.dreamincode.net/styles.cssI'll post a tutorial as soon as I finish writing it.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 Quizzical  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Head

Reputation: 0
  • View blog
  • Posts: 172
  • Joined: 05-August 01

Re: okay, a quick defenition plz

Posted 19 August 2001 - 03:50 AM

Like codeman said CSS is Cascading Style Sheets and is great for changing the style of a webpage, normally throughtout the whole site using a ".CSS" file and a link on the HTML page, or they can be embeded. http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/ for more info.

PHP is Personal Home Page or Hypertext Preprocessor. It is a server side scripting lanuage, a bit like the apache alternative to ASP and is based on Perl but without as much hassle to code it. It is server side (as opposed to client side) meaning it runs on the server. http://www.php.net/ is the offical site, an introductory tutorial: http://www.php.net/tut.php (official). I also like to use http://www.phpbuilder.com/ whitch has tutorials and the like.
I have just started leaning PHP but it is looking good.
HTH.

(Edited by Quizzical at 5:53 am on Aug. 19, 2001)

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1